The Cure For Snoring

Snoring - Understanding the Basics

Possible causes of snoring are:

Excessive bulkiness of throat tissue- Large tonsils and adenoids can contribute to snoring, as can cysts or tumors.  People who are overweight generally have bulky neck tissue.

Obstructed nasal airways- An obstruction in the nose requires more effort to pull air through.  This creates an exaggerated vacuum in the throat, pulling together the floppy tissues and causing snoring. 

Poor muscle tone in tongue and throat- When the muscles of the throat are too relaxed, the tongue falls backwards into the airway, or the throat muscles draw in from the sides into the airway.

Long soft palate and uvula- A long palate narrows the opening from the nose into the throat.  As it dangles, it acts as a noisy flutter valve during relaxed breathing. 

Deviated septum- A deviated septum, a deformity in the wall that separates one nostril from the other, can cause obstruction to the airflow through the nose, resulting in snoring.